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Richmond Street School is Read Live's School of the Year!

Richmond Street School was honored with the Read Live School of the Year award. Read-Live is a prominent, research-based intervention program for accelerating reading achievement.

Reading Specialist, Lisa Haun, uses it to provide targeted, differentiated reading support for students in grades 3-5. She submitted an application outlining how she implements the program, evidence of growth, and video testimonials provided by third grade students. The award recognizes schools whose students have substantially improved their reading skills during the 2017-2018 school year.

There were 3 runner-ups and 10 honorable mentions from all over the US. Each of the winners demonstrated:
· The school’s commitment to using Read Live with fidelity.
· Students' growth in reading proficiency.
· Positive changes in student attitudes and motivation.

As the grand prize winner, Richmond Street School received a trophy and $2,000 towards the company’s products.
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Intent to Return 2018-2019

Dear Parents/Guardians:

The school year is rapidly drawing to a close and it is time to begin planning our fall classes now. Teachers need to be hired and rooms need to be readied. Your participation in completing the Intent to Return / Enrollment Form will help us in our planning if we know whether or not your child will be back with us in the fall.

Please complete this online form for each of your children at Richmond Street School OR return the hard copy that will be sent home with your child to the school office by Friday, May 11, 2018. Completing the form should take no longer than 2 minutes. Thank you for your cooperation in this important matter.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RSSIntenttoreturn
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Performing Arts Workshops

Performing Arts Workshops is sending a special gift to our families at RSS. Sign up for any of their four Summer Camp sessions held at Richmond Street School and receive 25% off the normal camp tuition.
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WE ARE IN CRITICAL NEED FOR MORE RACE DAY VOLUNTEERS

On April 21st, in less than three days, the El Segundo PTA will host our 27th Run for Education – a beloved tradition and amazing fundraiser for our schools.

WE ARE IN CRITICAL NEED FOR MORE RACE DAY VOLUNTEERS. Please follow this link to sign-up now: http://signup.com/login/entry/63702012095441009

We need 50-60 more people to volunteer, mainly as course monitors, whose fun and easy responsibilities include:

High-fiving runners!

Cheering on family and friends!

Ensuring participants stay on the path!

Standing in place!

We can even station you close to your house so all you have to do is walk outside! Check out the course route here: http://www.esrun4education.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/2017-El-Segundo-5k-Course-Map-with-Elevation.pdf.

Follow this link to sign-up now: http://signup.com/login/entry/63702012095441009

Please take this opportunity to participate in this is amazing fundraiser. All money raised goes directly to each school’s PTA for program funding.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the volunteer coordinator for the race, Kim Wakefield: kwakefield25@gmail.com

We are looking forward to seeing you all race day.
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David Shannon Coming to Richmond Street School! April 17

You may recall his name from reading the ever popular children’s books, No David, David Goes to School, A Bad Case of Stripes, and Duck on a Bike. He will be visiting our students at Richmond on Tuesday, April 17th as well as hold a book signing session. Students may bring their own David Shannon book or order a book from the forms that went home last week so that they can have their book signed by him! Please have Pre-Sale forms turned in by Monday, April 16 2018
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The RIPPLE Effect Part II: How Do I Talk to My Children About…? Date: Monday, March 26 th , 2018 Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm | Location: RSS Auditorium

The RIPPLE Effect Part II: How Do I Talk to My Children About…?
Date: Monday, March 26 th , 2018
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm | Location: RSS Auditorium
Are you wondering about how to talk to your children about diverse topics such as race, gender,
culture, and more? What is a sensitive way to do it that is age-appropriate and comfortable for us as
parents?
Join us for Part Two of our Parent Seminar Series on how to teach our children about diversity at
home. We will begin with a recap of our previous seminar, and will delve into more practical tips and
strategies to discuss topics. Bring your questions and examples so we can process through how to
move into these conversations with more ease.
Our facilitator, Farzana Nayani, is a national speaker on Diversity & Inclusion, author, and RSS
parent. In partnership with Farzana, RSS has hosted a number of school-wide initiatives to foster
learning and conversation around cultivating the RIPPLE Effect at school, by being: “Respectful,
Inclusive, Positive, Proactive, Learning About Others, and Enjoying Differences”.
We hope to see you at this seminar to continue the dialogue!
To help us prepare for seminar, RSVPs are requested by calling the RSS office - but parents of all
ages are welcome to drop in and join. This is open to the entire ESUSD community with the
generous support of the RSS PTA. Childcare provided.
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